Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers cause considerable harm to patients hindering functional recovery frequently causing pain and the development of serious infections. The estimated cost of managing a single full thickness pressure ulcer is as high as $70,000 and the total cost for treatment of pressure ulcers in the US is estimated at $11 billion per year.
Each year, more than 2.5 million people in the United States develop pressure ulcers. These skin lesions bring pain, associated risk for serious infection, and increased health care utilization.